October 20, 2009

What's News - Columbus Public Health vaccine clinics start this week; Population Sciences to hold open house this Thursday; 2009 Bucks for Charity kicks off this week; Wanted: Your global-health news
Faces and Places - Media Mentions
Tip of the Week - Need a lift? Try IS wagon
Useful Tidbits - HSMP Alumni Society to hold Management Institute this Friday; Register for your free flu shot; Free ASPH 'This is Public Health' calendar available now; Register for your employee benefits online; Request resources through CCTS web site
The World We Live In - Who's in charge during a pandemic?; H1N1 on '60 Minutes'
Photo Finish - 'Champion Lineup'

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Columbus Public Health vaccine clinics start this week
Columbus Public Health is starting H1N1 vaccine clinics this week. The Medical Resereve Corps (MRC) is now contacting volunteers to help with those clinics. Thank you to all who have registered with the MRC so far. Columbus Public Health encourages all faculty and staff who wish to volunteer in any capacity to register through the MRC and complete the 90-minute online orientation. To register, please go to http://www.volunteermrc.org/ and click on Join Now. Registration takes about 5 minutes. After you register, please email Christine O’Malley (comalley@cph.osu.edu). The 90-minute orientation can be completed in modules at a time that is convenient for you. In addition, for up-to-date local flu information, follow Columbus Flu Info on Facebook or Twitter.
Population Sciences to hold open house this Thursday

Population Sciences will hold an open house from noon-2 p.m. Thursday (Oct. 22) at the OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1590 N. High St., Suite 525. Epidemiology Professor Electra Paskett serves as associate director of Population Sciences.

Ohio State's Initiative in Population Research (IPR) also recently received a $2.2 million, 5-year award from the National Institutes of Health establishing IPR as a premier population research center with signature strengths in the study of family demography, population health, and geographic analysis of health. The IPR brings together behavioral and health scientists from six colleges and 14 departments across Ohio State to better understand the health of children, adults, families, and communities.

Electra Paskett

2009 Bucks for Charity is now underway

The College of Public Health joined the university this week in kicking off the 2009 Bucks for Charity Campaign. The charity fundraiser supports research, programs and a wide variety of services offered by local nonprofit agencies. The college's participation goal is 50 percent. To make your contribution, fill out the form which should have arrived in your mailbox last week. For more information, contact Alumni Relations Coordinator Lexi Noice at anoice@cph.osu.edu.

Wanted: Your global-health news

The Health Sciences Center for Global Health recently launched its web site and wants input on global-health related news and events. The center has asked our communications office to assist with this effort. As always, we welcome your leads. Submit information to Communications Coordinator Wendy Pramik at wpramik@cph.osu.edu. The Center for Global Health is a collaboration among the colleges of Public Health, Veterinary Medicine, Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Optometry, Pharmacy and the School of Allied Medical Professions.

MEDIA MENTIONS
Ann Scheck McAlearney, associate professor in the Division of Health Services Management & Policy, is a featured expert in an online article titled "Why Poor Women Are More Likely To Die From Breast Cancer" on DoubleX.com. Read more >

Ann Scheck McAlearney

Timothy Buckley, associate professor and chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences, was a featured expert in an article about the H1N1 influenza titled "Keep Things Simple" in the Oct. 8 issue of onCampus. Read more >

Timothy Buckley

Jeff Caswell, associate professor emeritus in the Division of Health Services Management and Policy, was a featured expert in an article titled "Competing med copters raise concerns" that published in the Columbus Dispatch on Oct. 3. Read more >

Jeff Caswell

Need a lift? If you're looking for an easy way to transport items between buildings, the Information Services department has you covered. Don Shymanski recently purchased a wagon to deliver heavy items from Starling-Loving Hall to Smith Lab, and he says everyone is welcome to use it. The wagon, which was painted in an OSU theme by Shymanski, is located in the storage closet in M-104 Starling-Loving Hall. For more information, contact Don at dshymanski@cph.osu.edu.

HSMP Alumni Society to hold Management Institute this Friday

The Health Services Management and Policy Alumni Society will hold its annual Management Institute this Friday (Oct. 23) at the Doubletree Hotel in Worthington. The event, themed "The Leadership Skills that Define Healthcare Excellence," also will celebrate the 40th anniversary for the Master of Health Administration Program. Read more >

Register for your free flu shot

Faculty and staff can receive a free seasonal flu vaccination at one of several campus locations now through Nov. 13. All adults are encouraged to get vaccinated, and it is strongly recommended for those who are considered high risk. Click here to sign up >

Free ASPH 'This is Public Health' calendar available now

The Association of Schools of Public Health has created a 2010 calendar containing images it received from the "This is Public Health" campaign. The campaign was developed by ASPH to raise awareness about the importance of public health in our daily lives. The first calendar you order is free, but there is a $2 charge for additional copies. To order, click here >

Register for your employee benefits online

Online Benefits Open Enrollment will continue through Nov. 6. Benefits consultants will present medical plan options, pharmacy information and additional changes at the Open Enrollment forums, which will be offered tomorrow (Oct. 21) through Nov. 4. The forums will be held on the Columbus and regional campuses, and at the hospitals. To register or view a complete forum schedule, visit http://hr.osu.edu/oe.

Request resources through CCTS web site

If you'd like to request resources through the Ohio State Center for Clinical and Translational Science, use its online form here >

Who's in charge during a pandemic?

In Franklin County, Dr. Teresa Long, the city's health commissioner, and Susan Tilgner the county's, are calling the shots. (Reported by The Columbus Dispatch and The Cleveland Plain Dealer.) Read more >

H1N1 on '60 Minutes'

On Sunday the television program "60 Minutes" aired a report on the H1N1 flu and how the government plans to fight the flu pandemic. Watch video >

CHAMPION LINEUP -- The college held its fifth annual Champions of Public Health Awards reception on Oct. 8 at the Nationwide and Ohio Farm Bureau 4-H Center. The awards recognize the impact that individuals and groups have made on the health of Ohioans. Pictured from left are award winners Cheryl Boyce, Robert Fitch and Shelley Blackburn of Grant Family Medicine Physicians, and Lois Hall, alongside CPH Dean Stanley Lemeshow. View photos here >

 

Photo Request:
The communications office wants your photo submissions to publish in the Photo Finish section of Tuesday Times and Alma Matters. We're looking for photos that depict any public health experience. Ideas for entries include a school or community event, a faculty or student research project and a fellowship or internship experience. Please send images with a brief description to wpramik@cph.osu.edu.

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OCT. 22
Population Sciences Open House: noon-2 p.m., OSU Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1590 N. High St., Suite 525. Learn about research projects and partake in activities such as a scavenger hunt and 50/50 raffle that benefits Pelotonia. (Epidemiology Professor Electra Paskett serves as associate director of Population Sciences.)
NOV. 3
HSMP Alumni Society Diversity Committee's Health Care Disparities and Diversity Leadership Lecture Series, "Health Centers' Role in Reducing Disparities," 12:30-2 p.m., 165 Davis Heart Lung Research Institute. Speaker: Julie vanPutten, MD, PhD, MPH, MS, Medical Director, Columbus Neighborhood Health Centers, Inc. Questions? Contact hsmpalum@cph.osu.edu.
NOV. 5

The Seventh John C. Burnham Lecture in the History of Medicine/Science: 4 p.m., Medical Heritage Center, Prior Health Sciences Library, fifth floor. Speaker: Dr. Harry M. Marks, Johns Hopkins University. Topic: "What Does the FDA Do? Regulations, Drug Markets and Medical Practice, 1906-2009." Lecture is co-sponsored by the Department of History and the Medical Heritage Center. For more information, contact Judith Wiener at 293-9273 or Gail Summerhill at 292-3001.

NOV. 6

Addressing Tobacco Control for the African American Community: 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m., Columbus Public Health Department, 240 Parsons Ave. This is the fifth annual workshop presented by the African American Communities for Optimum Health and includes a historical perspective of tobacco control in the African American community, a session on how to develop a tobacco control coalition and information on how to raise awareness of FDA tobacco regulation in relation to menthol tobacco use. (Amy Ferketich, associate professor in the Division of Epidemiology, is on the planning committee of this event.). Cost is $35; $25 for students. For more information, call 1-866-612-2264 or e-mail aacoh4us@aol.com. Visit www.aacoh.org.

NOV. 7-11
APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition: Philadelphia, Pa., oldest and largest gathering of public health professionals in the world, attracting more than 13,000 national and international physicians, administrators, nurses, educators, researchers, epidemiologists, and related health specialists. This year's theme is "Water and Public Health." For more information >
NOV. 9

OSU College of Public Health Reception and Ohio Public Health Association Dinner: The College of Public Health will hold a reception at 6 p.m. at Maggiano's Restaurant, 1201 Filbert St., Philadelphia. The event will be followed by the Ohio Public Health Association's annual dinner at the same restaurant. Both events are part of the APHA conference in Philadelphia, Nov. 7-10. To attend the free reception, e-mail buckeyes@cph.osu.edu. To register for the dinner, click here >

NOV. 10
HSMP Alumni Society Diversity Committee's Health Care Disparities and Diversity Leadership Lecture Series, "The Role of Diversity in Personalized Healthcare at OSUMC," 12:30-2 p.m., 1063 Graves Hall. Speaker: Niccole Chandler, PhD, Leadership and Organizational Development Consultant, The Ohio State University Medical Center. Questions? Contact hsmpalum@cph.osu.edu.
 
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